Selena Gomez starred with Martin Short and Steve Martin in the Hulu comedy series, Only Murders In The Building. In the series, the trio shares a special bond as they team up to solve a murder mystery. However, just like the series, Selena Gomez has developed a very special bond with her co-stars.
And the actress gushes about the bond while referencing her Only Murders in the Building co-stars Short and Steve. The songstress said, “Well, this was my life every day for five months.” During their previous appearance at the Late Show, the longtime buddies had, naturally, started hamming up in their respective ways. Martin then assured Gomez as they sat down, “Sorry, you’ll get to speak in a minute.”
The former Disney star admitted she wasn’t sure how audiences were going to react to their odd-trio murder-mystery comedy and she was pleasantly “shocked” at the warm reception. Then that quickly devolved into Martin saying he was also shocked by a particularly good review Short received. “Because,” Martin explained, “I was there.” Short proceeded to suggest Martin had been huffing something out of a bag.
Only Murders In The Building follows a TV star Charles, played by Martin, who teams up with a theatre producer Oliver, played by Short and their neighbour Mabel, aka Gomez, to solve a murder that’s been committed in their grand New York apartment building. The trio also document their progress in a true-crime podcast. Only Murders In The Building season 2 is streaming on Hulu.
Just days before the second season of Hulu’s crime series Only Murders in the Building debuts, Selena Gomez gets candid about her character. The actress stars alongside comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short in the series which returns for Season 2 on June 28. In a recent interview with the Awards Chatter podcast, the actress revealed that her character was actually originally expected as a male.
Martin co-created the series with John Hoffman, though landing Short was essential to getting Martin to come aboard as a star. Gomez said, “My understanding is that Steve said he wouldn’t be in it unless Marty was in it.” She added, “So we got Marty and that was the beginning before I was involved. Steve met with John Hoffman and they spoke and it was actually some of the producers’ collective idea of having a female but not only a female, someone completely generations off. And Steve said he loved the idea and thought it was really fun.”